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Regional Headlines for Sunday, July 8, 2012



Northeast Kansas House Explosion Kills 1

HORTON, Kan. (AP) – One person has died in a house explosion in the northeast Kansas town of Horton. The blast happened around 5 p.m. Friday and appeared to level the home. Authorities were investigating when the body was found in the debris. The name of the victim was not immediately released and the cause of the explosion is under investigation.


Kansas Man Dead in Northeast Nevada’s Ruby Mountains

ELKO, Nev. (AP) – Elko County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of a 34-year-old Kansas man who collapsed in a canyon in northeast Nevada’s Ruby Mountains. The sheriff’s office says Jamon Michael Lewis of Olathe was reported to be found on foot by himself on Wednesday and appeared to be disoriented before authorities found him unconscious in Soldier Creek Canyon. A helicopter and ambulance were dispatched to the area between Lamoille Canyon and Secret Pass but paramedics were unable to revive him. Deputies said in a statement Friday they suspect Lewis died of a heat stroke but won’t know until an autopsy is completed possibly next week.


KC Hopes All-Star Police Performance is Stellar

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Kansas City police believe their performance at the Major League Baseball All-Star game will prove they’re as capable as other big-city forces of handling high-profile events. It’s the first time in nearly 40 years the city has hosted the Midsummer Classic, and Kansas City officials are hoping the public safety on display opens the door for other, bigger events in the future. Police spokesman Major Rich Lockhart says security will be tight at Kauffman Stadium and ball fields across town where related activities are being conducted. Unlike previous All-Star Game cities where events were kept in a fairly concentrated area, Kansas City’s activities are spread across town. Lockhart says that has posed some logistical challenges, but nothing his department can’t handle.

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